Personality, Soul, and Year Cards
|My Strength Card|
I've been doing artwork meditating on the cards for years. The card on the left, which I've named "Parthenos," represents the Greek Goddess Artemis. The term means "one who is complete in herself," in other words, who stands in his or her own strength. To me, this represents the power of integrating the parts of oneself, and standing on one's own two feet. (I've subtitled the card, "The Last Sight Actaeon Saw as a Man," for those of you who are mythology buffs.)
Year cards are based on the month and day of your birth plus the current year, and run from birthday to birthday. For example, my current year card is 10 + 31 + 2010 = 2051 = 8. Oh, joy, I'm living another Strength year. Holy foreclosure, Batman! <grin> The card sequence steps forward by one card each year in a 10-year cycle, then the cycle restarts one card forward of where the last cycle started. This way, you get another chance to learn the Card's lesson, if you missed it the previous time around, or to go on and learn a Card's lesson at a higher spiritual level.
My current cycle continues to 2018 (2 + 0 + 6 + 9 = 16), which is the first time I get to encounter The Tower, a card I'm not particularly looking forward to playing with. Then my cycle resets in 2019 (2 + 0 + 6 + 0 = 8) to another Strength year. Gee! I think I'd like to pass on the whole 2017-2019 sequence, and just stay in my Temperance year, 2016. But it doesn't work that way, darn it! <grin>
Name Cards and Gifts from Parents
|My Star Card|
|Death as Transformation|
To calculate your name card, you assign a digit from 1-9 to each letter in your name:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z '
Michael adds up to 33 (4 + 9 + 3 + 8 + 1 + 4 + 3), Artonn to 28 (1 + 9 + 2 + 6 + 5 + 5), and Starsheen to 37 (1 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 8 + 5 + 5 + 5), then the whole name adds up to 98 (33 + 28 + 37) and 17, The Star.
|My Temperance Card|